08 Jul '15, 1pm

Japan builds world’s largest floating #solar power station with 9,000 waterproof panels

Japan builds world’s largest floating #solar power station with 9,000 waterproof panels

The Kyocera Corporation recently revealed the world's biggest floating solar power station on a reservoir of Japan's Yamakura Dam in Chiba prefecture, which uses 9,000 waterproof panels that sit right on top of the water's surface. With an estimated production of 2,680 megawatt-hours per year, this massive power station has the capacity to power 820 households. The station measures 333 meters in length and 77 meters in width making it around 25,000 square miles. It will also decrease nearly 8,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year. This is only the first step in a larger project to revealed near Tokyo that will be able to power about 5,000 homes next year. Right now, the energy it produces will be sold to Kansai Electric Power in Osaka for about 96 million Yen ($780,000).

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  1. 09 Jul '15, 4am

    As you know earthquakes occur frequently in japan. So floating solar plants are wonderful ideas to Japan. And it’s very important to maintain effectively same direction and position on the water for floating solar plants. Because directional change of solar panels reduces electricity production. So floating solar plants also need the directional control mooring systems for their parked positions. Azimuth and position change of floating solar plants caused by wind, waves and external forces. Restoring Force Strengthened Mooring System for floating solar plants has been created in South Korea. This Mooring System generates Restoring Force immediately when floating solar plants are being rotated or moved on the water. You can see them in Ochang Dam natural reservoir, South Korea. I N I WORLD

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